Architect Rob Mothershed, NCARB , CAB 34114
1801 West Commonwealth Ave
Alhambra, CA 91803
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Rob is a licensed Architect with over 15 years of professional experience in project management and design of large scale projects from Multi-family mid rise buildings to public and commercial developments. He has been Project manager for SMB20 an $18.5M construction mixed use condo-retail development in West Hollywood as well as Digital Designer for the San Diego International Airport Terminal 2 Expansion, a $300M construction, Project Architect for Oceanside Transit Center, BIM/CAD Project Architect for the TBM Tunnel in Seattle , the largest in diameter ever built, LAX Tom Bradley Int’l expansion, Design Manager for West Los Angeles College expansion, Assistant to lead Architect of the Health Sciences Education Building of the University of Arizona. Rob pursued his architectural training at Clemson University in South Carolina where he earned a Master of Architecture in May of 2002.
His ﬁnal thesis project proposed using a contaminated EPA super-fund urban site as a new experimental outdoor theater. He was the school’s AIAS chapter president for the spring and fall of 1996. He earned ﬁrst place in the 1996 HOK Design Competition and Studied Architecture in Genoa, Italy at the Daniel Center for Urban Studies with a full academic fellowship. He was a teaching assistant for second year design studio at Clemson University’s College of Art, Architecture, and Humanities. He lectured and taught at Anderson College for Architectural Construction and Material Detailing. Rob currently serves as a president and founder of DAT[A] / A:RM.
· Master-Planning / Programming / Feasibility Studies
· Custom Furniture Installation / Fabrication
· Site Evaluation/ Sustainable Design
· Design – Concepts – Immersive ideas
· New Construction- Renovation - Addition
· Schematic Design - 3D Modeling
· Construction Drawings/ Permit Drawings
· Construction Administration / Submittals / Observation / Closeout
Schematic Design -- Consists of determining the client’s requirements for design of the project, preparation of conceptual design studies showing the buildings and their relationship to the site and adjacent structures. An estimate of probable construction cost (based on area, volume or other unit costs) is prepared to assist the client in
determining the compatibility of the project needs with his budget.
Design Development -- From the approved schematic design studies, design development documents are prepared, consisting of drawings and specifications to establish size and character of the project including structural, mechanical and electrical systems, materials and other appropriate building elements. An adjusted statement of probable construction cost is prepared.
Construction Documents -- Consists of the complete working drawings and specifications, preparation of necessary bidding information and final estimate of probable construction cost. We also assist the client in filing required documents necessary to secure approvals of governmental or other agencies having jurisdiction over the project, when applicable
Bidding Or Negotiation Phase--Involves securing bids or negotiated proposals for construction based upon construction documents and assisting the client in evaluating proposals preparatory to awarding construction contracts.
Construction Phase--Provide administration of the construction contract, making periodic visits to the site to determine that the work is proceeding in accordance with the contract documents. We issue certificates recommending payment by the client to the constructor for work done on the project, review and approve shop drawings and samples submitted by the constructor. When necessary, we prepare change orders to amend the contract cost. As construction concludes, we determine dates of substantial and final completion, deliver to the client all certificates from inspecting authorities, equipment operating manuals, bonds, guarantees and related documents. This phase concludes when the final certificate for payment has been issued